Caught Between Two Worlds: CV Care in American Indians and Alaska Natives

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among American Indians and Alaska Natives, which is not surprising given that it is also the leading cause of death in the U.S. However, the cardiovascular disease that takes the lives of people who are American Indian or Alaska Native is somewhat nuanced and requires a tailored focus. As we observe Indigenous Peoples' Day and look to observe National Native American Heritage Month in November, Cardiology spoke with clinician experts on American Indian and Alaska Native cardiovascular health and health care in an effort to better understand the challenges facing these unique patient populations. Read more. Follow Cardiology on Twitter using #CardiologyMag and get the full issue here.